I have heard this theory that the Philippines will never be a strong country because we have inherited Spanish traits, we have been colonized by Spain for 300 years and thats why we have their traits.
Spain is a powerhouse in the Olympics, they have been gathering olympic golds in the past, even in the present. A country that wins in Olympics reflects how the people behave and work in their own country.
Now, why are we blaming our colonizers?
Sure we have been seeing red tape, and corruption in the Philippines since birth and seeing that in early stages make it seem normal, sometimes we even see it as something right, God forbid. Manyana habits, being late and procrastination are something we blame for our colonizers. But isn’t those bad traits universal to other culture as well?
But as these things are learned, they can be unlearned.
If it is wrong, just refuse to do it. People will respect you for that. and they will not ask you next time to do it again (usually) because they know your stand prior to that.
We stand a chance, if not in your lifetime or mine, maybe in our children’s lifetime. But we need to plant the seeds right now
Galatians 6:7 says – You reap what you sow.
Let’s plant the good sees – the good traits now, so our children can reap the harvest later. Maybe even in our lifetime.
But we need to do it now.